In November, the Women Works Media Group named Ana Maria Martinez (J.D. ’09) and Phi Nguyen (J.D. ’09) as 2017 Law & Justice Women of the Year Honorees. The award recognizes the Georgia State Law alumnae’s devotion to public interest and the high level of professionalism and integrity they’ve exhibited in their careers.
The Center for Access to Justice, Public Interest Law Association and the Center for Professional Development & Career Strategies will host a panel of attorneys who will share insights from their distinct paths to a career in public interest law. Lunch will be provided.
Path to Public Interest When: noon Thursday, Feb. 8… more »
On Aug. 22, Stephen Bright, professor of practice, gave the inaugural Public Interest Keynote address for the Center for Access to Justice. Bright is the former president and senior counsel at the Southern Center for Human Rights.
Bright impressed upon students the impact a lawyer’s assistance can have, particularly for people who,… more »
Public Interest Keynote When: Noon Tuesday, Aug. 22 Where: Ceremonial Courtroom, Lower Level Lunch provided
After the lecture, the center will introduce the Pro Bono Program and the Public Interest… more »
Georgia State University College of Law retired professor Anne Emanuel recently was honored by the university with emeritus status, as well as being honored with the Lifetime Commitment to Public Service Award from the Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC).
The emeritus title recognizes Emanuel’s years of honorable and distinguished service teaching and within the legal… more »
ATLANTA – Georgia State University College of Law is accepting nominations for the 2014 Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award to honor a Georgia attorney who has selflessly committed to public service in the tradition of the college’s founding dean.
“Ben F. Johnson Jr. displayed an unwavering commitment to public service,” says Steven J.… more »
This summer I had the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children when I interned with Voices for Georgia’s Children, a nonprofit child policy and advocacy organization.
“From as far back as I can recall, I have believed that all people are part of the human family, and we should look out for each other,” said Judith O’Brien when she received the 2013 Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award on April 11.
O’Brien, retired partner with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan and… more »
My PILA Fellowship Experience
by Lindsay Anglin
After hearing the executive director of the Georgia Innocence Project speak about her work at a Public Interest Law Association career panel last fall, I knew I wanted to assist the project in its mission to use DNA evidence to free those unjustly incarcerated in Georgia… more »
Although Lauren Sudeall Lucas is making her first foray into full-time academia as she joins the College of Law faculty, she’s no stranger to Georgia State University or its campus.
She comes to GSU from the Southern Center for Human Rights, located adjacent to GSU’s School of Music in downtown Atlanta. While working as a… more »